India restrict Sri Lanka to 217/9 in 50 overs


Sri Lanka will be without skipper Upal Tharanaga for Sunday's third one-day worldwide against India after he was suspended for two matches for a serious over-rate offence.

Sri Lanka will hope for a fightback, but this could end in a typpical Team India victory to secure the series 3-0.

Talking about the match against Sri Lanka, Bumrah said the last wicket was a bit slower and he used variations, which proved to be helpful for the team.

Apart from Rohit (122 not out), former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (61 not out) played a ideal support role at the other end after India's top order got exposed with the scoreboard reading 61 runs for four wickets down in 15.1 overs.

His 5/27 on Sunday tied Sri Lanka down to another measly total.

Once again, it wasn't enough to make a significant dent on the in-form men of Virat Kohli as the visitors romped home to a six-wicket win to take an unassailable 3-0 lead after being set a modest target of 218 by the islanders.

Chamara Kapugedara, who is leading the Sri Lankan side in place of Upul Tharanga, and Virat Kohli seemed to have their respective wish granted.

The Test skipper was struck on his right thumb by a bouncer from Hardik Pandya in the 17th over of the third One-Day International at the Pallekele International Stadium.

But Thirimanne and Dinesh Chandimal shared 72 for the third wicket to steady the innings. While his 80 had just five fours and one six, it was enriched by smart running between the wickets and excellent placement. Sri Lanka, meanwhile, have an uphill task to avoid a series with two games still to be played.

Probable XI: Chama Kapugedera (Captain) Niroshan Dickwella, Lahilru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Malinda Siriwardana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Malinga. With Lahiru Thirimanne as his opening partner for the next ODI, the two could look to get the batting to a strong start, as the middle-order has struggled to find form.

India team had same playing XI but with some chances of lineups in the second match.